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with the irs targeting political o points. the the state department manipulating point, the post office sending pornography to people's homes addressed to somebody who didn't even order it. why would i order pornography, i means that's-- the last one is probably not an administration scandal, i just find it frustrating. all right. the president was fortunate yesterday that when he appeared before the press, he was kpd by british prime minister cameron. and a question limit of one. total from the entire american press corp. give it your best shot, guys. >> when did you first learn that the irs was targeting conservative political groups? do you feel that the irs betrayed the public a trust and what do you think the repercussions for these actions should be? >> jon: technically that was three questions. but obviously one general mill like toothpaste that includes fluoride and whitener, comes out of the same tube but provides triple protection. aquafresh. it's like brushing your teeth with a colourful zebra. (laughter) anyway, great job. we're on basic cable. we're trying to raise money. great job
will be our guest, hell of a person. here it is, your moment of zen. >> can you give us assurances that the i.r.s. is not targeting particular groups based on political leanings? >> first, let me start by saying yes, i can give you assurances. as we know, we pride ourselves on being a captioning sponsored by comedy central captioned by media access group at wgbh captioning sponsored by comedy central ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to the report, everybody. good to have you with us. >> stephen, stephen, stephen! tephen: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please. so nice to have you. thank you so much. it's wonderful to be with you here tonight on my birthday! ( cheers and applause ). wow. blind adulation. it's what i've always wanted. and, folks, when i woke up this morning, there was another fantastic gift underneath my birthday tree. and, yes, i have a birthday tree. why should jesus be the only one? and this morning i unwrapped a beautiful box of crippling scandal for the obama administration. first up, benghazi. how bad is it, folks? nation, you better sit down and b
as the tea party movement was gaining steam, a group of i.r.s. specialists were told to focus on organizations with "political sounding names seeking tax-exempt status." >> jon: political sounding names! that could be anybody! political sounding names. that's not right wing. it could be hippies for change or occupy ralph nader. (laughter) i mean, not necessarily just right wing. >> groups with names like "we the people" or "take back the country." >> jon: okay, that's right wing. >> specialists were told to be on the lookout for tea party applications. along with groups whose mission was to educate about the constitution. >> jon: oh, okay. all right. in their defense, there is a good reason why people using the i.r.s. to crack down on political enemies would not want americans educated about the constitution. (laughter) and while the tax-exempt status that all political groups get is kind of bull (bleep), it's bull (bleep) that should at least be granted fairly and equitably, spread around evenly, if you will. so unlike much of the benghazi inquiry, this seems like a genuine s
also had to respond today to another fire storm. the admission by the i.r.s. that it gave extra scrutiny to organizations with the words, quote, tea party or, quote, patriot in their titles when they were applying for tax-exempt status. >> as early as march 2010 the cincinatti field office which was put in charge of evaluating applications for tax-exempt status began searching for groups with politically identifiable names. according to the "washington post" of the 298 groups selected for special scrutiny 72 had the words "tea party" in their title >> stephen: the i.r.s. owes an apology to every tea party group in america including suzy johnson and her eight stuffed animals. folks, oh, they're coming for her. folks, this is a new low for the i.r.s. what's next? making g.e. pay taxes? folks, there is only one way to describe a scandal this hot. >> this should send a chill up your spine. >> it is absolutely chilling that the i.r.s. was singling out conservative groups for extra review. >> the a.c.l.u. is talking about how chilling this is. >> this is chilling. stephen: it's chilli
, stood and let the wind and rain pummel him for our entertainment purposes. >> on the i.r.s., did the president believe that they're being truthful? does he think that the leadership there needs to change? >> part of it is fact. it's not an if anymore. it's fact. >> that's your opinion, all right. >> there have been twice as many prosecutions as all previous administrations combined. >> is there a siege mentality back on the west wing right now. >> absolutely not. jon: siege mentality. why would you say that? is it the vat of boiling oil in the moat? is that why you say that. the vat of boiling oil. i don't know. who knows. you know what? fair is fair. it is a good week for conservatives. angry rhetoric, a level of upset about the president for once seems somewhat appropriate. >> it cuts to this administration's core credibility. it cuts to its trust. >> it's absolutely appalling. this is disturbing. just shocking to me. unbelievable. this is very bad news for the white house. >> jon: what they just said was... hannity, tucker carlson and ducey are (mumbling). you see, what you've
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